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Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
I got approved for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express. I understand that I will get a $100 statement credit if I spend at least $100 on airfare at Delta.com within the first 3 months. Do I get the same credit if I buy let’s say a $100 worth of Delta gift card on Delta.com? Would I also get double points on that purchase if I use my new Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card? Thank you.
Yep, it should work if you buy $2 headphones on board…
[USER=1592]@Daniel B[/USER] you don’t need to spend $100 with Delta. Any delta purchase will trigger the credit as [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] recommends.
[USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] and [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER]: Thank you for your quick replies. How about the double Delta points on purchase of a Delta gift card on Delta.com? (I want to give that as a present to a family member). Thank you.
The terms are as follows:
“[B]Earn 2 Miles on Delta Purchases [/B]
For each dollar charged on an eligible purchase in each billing period on your Card from American Express, you earn 1 mile. You earn 1 additional mile (for a total of 2 miles) on each dollar of eligible purchases made directly with Delta (“Delta purchases”). Delta purchases are eligible purchases where Delta is the merchant of record, such as purchases via [URL=’http://www.delta.com/’]delta.com[/URL], phone reservations, or ticket counters, such as upgrades, miles, seat selection, Delta Sky Club®membership or passes, and pre-purchased meals, and in-flight purchases of food, alcoholic beverages and audio headsets, movies, shows and video games accessed via Delta’s seatback in-flight entertainment, on Delta-operated flights (eligible purchases do not include any other in-flight purchases, such as in-flight wireless internet access, shows, and movies accessed via a personal electronic device and associated services, and charitable contributions). Delta purchases include Delta Vacation® packages but not other all-inclusive packages. Delta purchases include purchases of qualifying Delta, Delta Connection® carrier and Delta Shuttle®flights taken with the purchase of a fare that is eligible for SkyMiles mileage credit. Additional miles earned for Delta flight purchases made with the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express will be based on the total ticket price, including base fare, carrier-imposed surcharges and government-imposed taxes and fees. Eligible purchases mean purchases for goods and services minus returns and other credits. Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, purchases of travelers checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, or purchases of other cash equivalents. Bonus miles will be posted to your Delta SkyMiles account 8 to 12 weeks after the end of each month. To be eligible to receive miles, your Card account must be active and not in default at the time of fulfillment. This offer is subject to change without notice.”
Now even though technically cash equivalents are excluded, in practice we often see rewards being awarded on these purchases so I would suspect that the gift card should earn you 2x points but you won’t be able to complain if it doesn’t. Since you need a DL purchase anyways why not try it and post your results?
[USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER]: Thank you for the quick and thorough reply! I will let you know how many points I get after buying the Delta giftcard.